The Harlem YMCA's New Americans Welcome Center serves as a multilingual information resource and referral center, and provides newcomers, immigrants, and their families with a wide array of instructional, vocational, recreational, family support, and social services.

Instructional services include:

  • English as a Second Language
  • Cultural Orientation
  • Citizenship Preparation
  • US Civics
  • Job Readiness
  • Computer Literacy
  • Healthcare Careers

Our New American Welcome Center at the Harlem YMCA also offers Adult Basic Education (ABE) and High School Equivalency (HSE) classes. All services are free of charge. 

Free Classes

Register now for fall classes!

Free English, Citizenship, and Basic Computer Classes

Daytime Classes

Beginning ESOL Civics
Tuesdays & Thursdays
10 AM-1 PM

Intermediate ESOL Civics/Citizenship Preparation
Mondays & Wednesdays
10 AM-1 PM

Job Readiness ESOL
Monday-Thursday
10 AM-1 PM


Evening Classes

ESOL Civics/Computer Literacy
Tuesdays & Thursdays
6-9 PM 

Conversation Group
Tuesdays & Thursdays
6:30-8:30 PM 

Job Readiness ESOL
Monday-Thursday
6-9 PM 


Classes Start October 7, 2019

Registration Schedule
Monday, September 30 or Tuesday, October 1
10 AM or 5:30 PM

Bring photo I.D. to register. Permanent Resident Card (Green Card) needed to register for citizenship class.

For more information, please call Jim Anderson, Program Director at 212-912-2163.


New York City’s YMCA is here for all. Our New Americans Initiative is a safe haven for immigrants looking for support and services. We never turn anyone away—or inquire about immigration status.

Free Adult Basic Education (ABE) and High School Equivalency (HSE, TASC Preparation)

ABE/HSE Class Schedule

Daytime Classes: Monday-Thursday, 10 AM-1 PM 
Evening Classes: Monday-Thursday, 6-9 PM


Classes Start October 7, 2019

Register & Test
Date: 
Monday, September 30, or Tuesday, October 1
Time: 10 AM or 5:30 PM 
Location: Harlem YMCA, 180 West 135th Street, New York, NY
Phone: 212-912-2163

Placement testing and registration may take up to four hours. Please be prompt and bring a photo I.D.

For more information, please call Jim Anderson, Program Director at 212-912-2163.


New York City’s YMCA is here for all. Our New Americans Initiative is a safe haven for immigrants looking for support and services. We never turn anyone away—or inquire about immigration status.

Clases de inglés, computadora y ciudadania gratis

Clases de la mañana

ESOL Civics
Martes y Jueves
10:00-13:00

ESOL Civics 2 / Preparación para la Ciudadanía
Lunes y Miércoles
10:00 – 13:00

Preparación para el Trabajo en Inglés
Lunes a Jueves
10:00-13:00


Clases nocturnas

ESOL Civics / Computadora
Martes y Jueves
18:00-21:00

Grupos de Conversación, Escritura, y Lectura
Martes y Jueves
18:30-20:30

Preparación para el Trabajo en Inglés
Lunes a Jueves
18:00-21:00


Clases comienzan 7 de octubre

Horario de Inscripción
Lunes, 30 de septiembre o Martes, 1 de octubre
10:00 y 17:30

Traiga foto identificación, y traiga tarjeta de residencia permanente (“Green card”) para la clase de ciudadania. 

Por favor llame Jim Anderson, Program Director at 212-912-2163.


New York City’s YMCA is here for all. Our New Americans Initiative is a safe haven for immigrants looking for support and services. We never turn anyone away—or inquire about immigration status.

Classes d'anglais, d'informatique, et citoyenneté gratuite

Cours du matin

ESOL Civics 1
Mardi et Jeudi
10h00-13h00

ESOL Civics 2/Préparation de Citoyenneté
Lundi et Mercredi
10h00-13h00

Préparation à l'Emploi en Anglais
Lundi, Mardi, Mercredi, et Jeudi
10h00-13h00 


Cours du soir

ESOL Civics/Classes d’informatique
Mardi et Jeudi
18h00-21h00 

Conversation en groupes
Mardi et Jeudi
18h30-20h30 

Préparation à l'Emploi en Anglais
Lundi, Mardi, Mercredi, et Jeudi
18h00-21h00 


Classes commencent le 7 Octobre

Heures d’Inscription 
lundi, 30 Septembre ou mardi, 1 Octobre
10h00 ou 17h30

Apportez une photo d’identification et apportez votre carte de résidence (« Green Card ») pour la classe de citoyenneté.

For more information, please call Jim Anderson, Program Director at 212-912-2163.


New York City’s YMCA is here for all. Our New Americans Initiative is a safe haven for immigrants looking for support and services. We never turn anyone away—or inquire about immigration status.

Free English & Healthcare Training

Are you interested in a career in healthcare? The Harlem New Americans Welcome Center offers free English and healthcare training!

Our 22 week program includes:

  • Preparing for work in the USA
  • Job readiness training
  • Training for a healthcare career
  • Learning US Civics and practicing for citizenship exam
  • Improving English language skills

Participants also receive:

  • 1 on 1 coaching and case management
  • Resume writing and interviewing tips
  • Networking with professionals in the field
  • Job search/placement support

Classes Start October 7, 2019

Registration Schedule
Monday, September 30 or Tuesday, October 1
10 AM or 5:30 PM

For more information, please call Jim Anderson, Program Director at 212-912-2163.


New York City’s YMCA is here for all. Our New Americans Initiative is a safe haven for immigrants looking for support and services. We never turn anyone away—or inquire about immigration status.

New Americans event at Flushing Meadows Corona Park with drums and dancing in front of globe

Welcoming Week

Thursday, September 19 at 6 PM

You're invited to an evening of food and culture! Meet some of our students from all over the world and sample foods from West Africa, Yemen, the Dominican Republic, and more. Learn about the many cultures in Harlem and celebrate the diversity of this vibrant neighborhood.

Free Legal Consultations

Free and Confidential Legal Immigration Services

CUNY Citizenship Now! and the YMCA's New Americans Initiative invite you to receive free and confidential legal immigration services. 

  • Free immigration consultations
  • Free application assistance with: naturalization application, DACA Renewal, TPS Renewal and Fee Waiver
  • Experienced immigration attorneys and volunteers will help you with your applications

Events will be held in the five boroughs throughout Spring 2019. Call us to schedule an appointment at a location near you: 646-664-9400.

Servicios Legales de Inmigración Gratuitos y Confidenciales

CUNY Citizenship Now! y New Americans Initiative de YMCA lo invitan a recibir servicios legales de inmigración gratuitos y confidenciales.

  • Consultas sobre inmigración gratuitas
  • Ayuda gratuita con la solicitud de naturalización, renovación de DACA (Acción Diferida para los Llegados en la Infancia), renovación de TPS (Estatus de Protección Temporal) y exención de tarifa
  • Abogados y voluntarios expertos en inmigración le ayudarán con sus solicitudes

Los eventos se realizarán en los cinco distritos de la ciudad durante la Primavera de 2019. Llámenos para programar una cita en un lugar cerca de usted: 646-664-9400.

邀請您前來享受免費及保密的移民法律服務

CUNY Citizenship Now! 以及 YMCA’s New Americans Initiative 邀請您前來享受免費及保密的移民法律服務。

  • 免費移民諮詢
  • 免費協助您申請:入籍、兒童暫緩遣返計劃 (DACA) 續期、臨時保護身分 (TPS) 續期以及費用減免
  • 經驗豐富的移民律師和志工將會協助您辦理申請

活動將於 2019 年春季在紐約五大區舉行。歡迎給我們打電話,預約參加在您附近舉行的活動:646-664-9400。

의 무료 비밀 이민 법률 서비스에 여러분을 초대합니다

CUNY Citizenship Now!와 YMCA’s New Americans Initiative의 무료 비밀 이민 법률 서비스에 여러분을 초대합니다.

  • 무료 이민 상담
  • 무료 신청 지원: 시민권 취득 신청, DACA(불법체류청소년 추방유예 프로그램) 갱신, TPS(임시보호지위) 갱신 및 수수료 면제
  • 풍부한 경험의 이민 변호사와 자원봉사자가 여러분의 신청을 도와드립니다

이 행사는 2019년 봄 내내 5개 보로우에서 열립니다. 가까운 장소에서 약속을 잡으시려면 646-664-9400번으로 전화주세요.

Вы можете получить бесплатную конфиденциальную помощь юриста по иммиграционным вопросам в рамках программы

Вы можете получить бесплатную конфиденциальную помощь юриста по иммиграционным вопросам в рамках программы CUNY Citizenship Now! и инициативы YMCA’s New Americans Initiative.

  • Бесплатные консультации по иммиграционным вопросам.
  • Бесплатная помощь с оформлением заявлений на натурализацию, продление участия в программе DACA, продление участия в программе TPS и освобождение от уплаты пошлины.
  • Опытные юристы по иммиграционным вопросам и волонтеры помогут вам с оформлением заявлений.

Мероприятия будут проводиться весной 2019 года в пяти районах города. ПОЗВОНИТЕ НАМ, ЧТОБЫ ДОГОВОРИТЬСЯ О ВСТРЕЧЕ В БЛИЖАЙШЕМ УДОБНОМ ДЛЯ ВАС МЕСТЕ: 646-664-9400.

Servizi legali gratuiti e confidenziali in materia di immigrazione

CUNY Citizenship Now! e YMCA’s New Americans Initiative ti invitano a ricevere servizi legali gratuiti e confidenziali in materia di immigrazione.

  • Consulenze gratuite in materia di immigrazione
  • Assistenza gratuita per: richiesta di naturalizzazione, rinnovo DACA, rinnovo TPS ed esenzione dal pagamento delle commissioni
  • Avvocati esperti in materia di immigrazione e volontari sono a disposizione per aiutarti a presentare una richiesta

Gli eventi si terranno nei cinque quartieri nel corso della primavera 2019. Chiamaci per prendere un appuntamento presso una sede vicina: 646-664-9400.

Sèvis legal imigrasyon ki gratis ak konfidansyèl

CUNY Citizenship Now! ak New Americans Initiative YMCA a ap envite w vin resevwa sèvis legal imigrasyon ki gratis ak konfidansyèl.

  • Konsiltasyon imigrasyon gratis
  • Asistans gratis pou ranpli aplikasyon pou: natiralizasyon, Renouvèlman DACA, Renouvèlman TPS ak Dispans pou Frè
  • Avoka ekspè nan imigrasyon ak volontè yo pral ede w avèk aplikasyon w yo

Evènman yo ap fèt nan toulè senk minisipalite yo pandan Prentan 2019 la. Rele nou pou w pwograme yon randevou nan yon lokal toupre w: 646-664-9400.

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New York City’s YMCA is here for all. Our New Americans Initiative is a safe haven for immigrants looking for support and services. We never turn anyone away—or inquire about immigration status.

Contact Us

Jim Anderson
Program Director
212-912-2165
jaanderson@ymcanyc.org

Gaelle Beck
Program Coordinator
212-912-2163
gbeck@ymcanyc.org

Languages spoken: English, French, Spanish, Arabic

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